Tuesday, November 22, 2011

RIP Anne McCaffrey

"Now he realized some measure of her indomitable character. She could not have been above ten Turns of age herself when Fax had murdered her family. Yet somehow, so young, she had set herself a goal and managed to survive both brutality and detection long enough to secure the usurper's death. What a Weyrwoman she would be!"

Dragonflight, by Anne McCaffrey


Chris said...


I loved this book. I fear my original copy is long gone, but I should track down a copy for the kids.

Kate said...

I loved it too.

To get the quote, I leafed through the copy my brother got from the Science Fiction Book Club. It's not in great shape, but I think I might read it for the sixth or seventh time. When I'm done with The Book Thief.

It holds up so much better than Piers Anthony's A Spell for Chameleon, which I think I read at about the same time.